As part of his Oklahoma tour, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Chief Dave White was welcomed heartily at the fire station in Drummond,
Okla., on April 20, 2010, to help dedicate the first upstream flood-control
dam in the nation to be constructed with American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White visited
Oklahoma Monday, April 19, 2010 to help celebrate the 75 year
anniversary of the NRCS. In the Blue Room at the capitol in Oklahoma
City, Lt. Governor Jari Askins presented, on behalf of Governor Brad
Henry, a proclamation to Chief White from the State of Oklahoma
declaring April 19, 2010 Natural Resources Conservation Service Day.
The Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (OTCAC) held a
successful conservation informational meeting that discussed numerous
funding opportunities for local farmers, ranchers, Tribes and tribal
landowners in Northeast Oklahoma. Valuable information was provided to
attendees on the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA Farm
Bill programs and program opportunities from other federal and state
horticulturalist with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, lifts the
door off the hinges April 1, 2010, as he explains to the 26 Natural
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and conservation district
employees, what he feels is the most important part of the high tunnel
structure when used in Oklahoma. Upson says the strength of the end wall
will be paramount to the durability of the portable structures.
Where there is smoke there . . . are small animals running out of the
path of the fire. Three bald eagles hovered overhead as Larry Andrews
and his crew started the back fire that would act as one of the breaks
in vegetation that would help keep his prescribed fire contained to the
40 acres he intended to burn March 17, 2010.
like to go places and when asked what a person does the person responds,
“Oh, I am just a farmer. There is a small percentage of people in the US
who need a lawyer, another percentage will need an accountant, everyone
needs a farmer,” said newly appointed Oklahoma Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Executive Director Francie Tolle. Tolle spoke to a crowd of nearly 200
about her experiences as a woman in agriculture at the Women in
Agriculture (WIA) conference hosted by Kay and Noble counties, on the
Northern Oklahoma College campus in Tonkawa February 11, 2010.
Over 230 producers attended the 2010 Oklahoma No-till
conference in Norman February 8-9. No-till farming is increasing in
awareness across the state as more and more farmers turn to methods that
help to retain moisture in the challenging Oklahoma conditions as well
as help produce a higher yielding crop.